Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator
Publisher: New York: Lodestar Books/Dutton, 1990.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
An beautiful first edition/first Print book in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Small bumps to corners. SIGNED by author Katherine Paterson and illustrators and two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon directly on the title page.
A pair of mandarin ducks are separated by a cruel lord who cages the drake and admires his colorful beauty. A compassionate servant couple who release the heartsick drake are sentenced to death; but the grateful drake and his mate return the loving couple's kindness and outsmart the capricious lord; Color Illustrations.